Google Buzz for mobile Video
Google Buzz for mobile Video Transcript
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>> First of all let's Buzz. Like Twitter and other social networks who can keep followers in the loop about your status. I'm Jessica Dolcourt from CNET and here's a first look at the mobile side of Google Buzz. There are few things that are unique to Google Buzz on mobile phones. Unlike Twitter, which cuts you off after 140 characters, Buzz appears to have no limit. Also unlike Twitter, which relies on third party developers to make mobile apps, Google's got Buzz under it's control. Moreover, Google integrates other Google services like Search and Maps into Buzz. Let's first check out Buzz on the browser. There's a Buzz icon on Google.com that can trigger a post. In addition, if you have an iPhone or Android phone running version 2.0 of the operating system, you can surf to Buzz.Google.com from your mobile browser. From here you can post messages and see updates from friends and from strangers nearby. Geo location is a big part of Buzz's mobile offering, but it isn't unique to Buzz. Plenty of other Twitter services and other social networks like Foursquare have that location component as well, where others can see where you're posting from and maybe find you. What is unique is that Buzz also incorporates Google searching and mapping so that you can easily tag your location and check out maps that others post. Buzz will make all of your posts public by default, but you can opt to remain private instead, and only post to certain groups. You can also get to Buzz from version 4.0 of Google Maps, which is available for Symbian Series 60, Windows Mobile 5 phones and up, and for iPhone as a web app; but it's also available as an update in the Android market for Android phones running version 1.6 or higher of the phone's operating system. You got all that? If you add Buzz as a layer, you'll be able to post your status and photos from a simple dark interface. The Geo location aspect isn't as precise as it is on the mobile site though, since you can't pinpoint your location. There's a separate button for loading the lists of Buzzs from people nearby. You can also Buzz about a favorite place or business after choosing it from the map. One thing you cannot do is delete a Buzz from the map's application. Finally, you can compose a voice post by tapping the voice search button on Android, and in Google mobile app on the iPhone. Then start the message with the words 'post Buzz'. This didn't work perfectly for us, but even editing after the fact can reduce how much you have to type. Will Buzz take off? It certainly has critical mass and gmail users, and integrating Buzz to so many Google products is smart; but Google needs to link Buzz to other social networks too, like Twitter and Facebook before it can attempt to replace them. Check out more CNET reviews of Buzz, including a video on using Buzz from the desktop. I'm Jessica Dolcourt, and this has been your first look at Google Buzz for mobile phones. ^m00:02:47 [ Music ]
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